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BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????

07 Mar 20 - 08:18 AM (#4038062)
Subject: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red

well waddayathunk?


07 Mar 20 - 08:19 AM (#4038064)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Rapparee

Just wave.


07 Mar 20 - 08:22 AM (#4038065)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mrrzy

I still fais la bise. Get germs, fight'm off.


07 Mar 20 - 08:54 AM (#4038074)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

I saw news report abut Asian youths standing balancing on one foot
and tapping toes with the other...

Not the most practical alternative,
waiting to to get fractured wrists or worse set in plaster,
when hospitals will already be overstretched with corona patients...


07 Mar 20 - 09:36 AM (#4038082)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Jack Campin

The problem with using the elbow is that it depends on the greeter being able to tell it from their arse. Some chance in a country that voted for Dominic Cummings.


07 Mar 20 - 09:40 AM (#4038084)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

Me and the mrs greet when she gets back home from work
by lifting our upper clothes
and rubbing together our bare bellies and chests...

Could this catch on in public...???


07 Mar 20 - 10:00 AM (#4038088)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Manitas_at_home

People are being advised to sneeze into their elbows.


07 Mar 20 - 10:54 AM (#4038099)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Charmion

I like to dap (bump knuckles). I have finally convinced the vicar that I really mean it, dap no grip. Now to convey the same notion to the rest of the congregation.

First St. James' Stratford, then the world!


07 Mar 20 - 11:01 AM (#4038100)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

The traditional Japanese head bow is elegant, respectful,
and safely non touchy feely...


07 Mar 20 - 01:23 PM (#4038117)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Iains

The problem with using the elbow is that it depends on the greeter being able to tell it from their arse. Some chance in a country that voted for Dominic Cummings.
Hmmmm!!
Spads such as Cummins are appointed not elected.
Some cannot tell their arse from a hole in the ground


07 Mar 20 - 01:48 PM (#4038122)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

We wouldn't have got cummings in power, if his puppets hadn't been elected..

So.. cummings sort of depended on an electoral vote for his ascension to rule...


07 Mar 20 - 01:55 PM (#4038125)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Donuel

Anyone else heard of the Bangkok slap?


07 Mar 20 - 02:18 PM (#4038129)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

It's a long time since I watched the first few "Emmanuelle" movies..
was the Bangkok slap in one of the steamy soapy massage scenes...???


07 Mar 20 - 02:49 PM (#4038140)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: meself

I simply dance a little jig, and bob my eyebrows.


07 Mar 20 - 08:45 PM (#4038198)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: JennieG

Let's go back to the days of Jane Austen for this.......I am thinking a nice curtsy from the ladies, or a bow from gentlemen, would suffice nicely.


07 Mar 20 - 08:58 PM (#4038200)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Stanron

I like the simple head bow, perhaps coupled with 'praying hands'.


08 Mar 20 - 05:16 AM (#4038230)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red

Some cannot tell their arse from a hole in the ground

And some minds can't decipher irony/sarcasm properly. We must P(r)iti them.

It was funny to those who don't have political blinkers.


08 Mar 20 - 06:53 AM (#4038242)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: John MacKenzie

Jazz hands


08 Mar 20 - 06:55 AM (#4038245)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red

I have a couple of Red Nose glasses from a few years ago with jazz hands - mind you with my prescription added (red lenses) people might think I was just showing off. As if!


08 Mar 20 - 06:59 AM (#4038247)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: JHW

At last something I don't have to worry about. No friends, no-one to greet.


08 Mar 20 - 07:29 AM (#4038252)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red


08 Mar 20 - 08:41 AM (#4038269)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Steve Shaw

What's all this about banging cocks? Is that the same as "crossing swords?"


08 Mar 20 - 04:50 PM (#4038364)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: JennieG

How about a "Texas Dip"?


08 Mar 20 - 07:40 PM (#4038384)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh

I no longer wear my usual flat cap, having changed instead to a brimmed hat - bought recently in a Charity Shop - for the specific purpose of raising it politely (as I was...).


09 Mar 20 - 03:50 AM (#4038439)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red

Yesterday at Irish Set (think square dancing) we were bumping elbows and Wuhanshaking in that playful half-serious way you do when something is new. But ya can't do Irish Set without holding many someones' hands, so you can't, to be sure.

And they put out a variety of anti-bac stuff. No alcohol gel - I have to ask when will supplies get back to normal anyway? It would take Government edicts.


09 Mar 20 - 05:43 AM (#4038449)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Bee-dubya-ell

When I hear 'sneeze into your elbow' I get a mental picture of some sort of impossible contortion. I've always called the place where you're supposed to sneeze the inside of the elbow. The elbow itself is on the other side of your arm. The only way you can plant a sneeze there is to remove your arm entirely.


09 Mar 20 - 06:25 AM (#4038456)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Steve Shaw

And if you keep sneezing into your elbow you may give yourself an ear infection. After all, as kids we were always told that the only thing you should ever put in your ear is your elbow...


09 Mar 20 - 08:47 AM (#4038483)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mrrzy

It is called the Dracula sneeze, here.

I wear a hat, so it can be tipped. Maybe those, hats I mean, should come back.


09 Mar 20 - 09:54 AM (#4038505)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Rapparee

I prefer those who wish to greet me to crawl up to me on their bellies, place my booted foot on their head, and call me, "Domine et Deus Meus" whilst begging my mercy and forgiveness.


09 Mar 20 - 09:56 AM (#4038506)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Charmion

I wear a cap to keep the sun out of my eyes. It's too floppy to tip neatly, so maybe I should be looking for more rigid headgear. Trouble is, most of it causes me to sweat madly from the scalp.

I guess that leaves me with the bow, as a curtsey is just too hilarious in jeans and walking boots.


09 Mar 20 - 10:24 AM (#4038522)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

A blokey nod of the head as I say "alright...???"
serves me well enough as a greeting..

"alright mate...???" or "alright bud...???" or similar,
may be preferable for more talkative blokes than me...


09 Mar 20 - 10:35 AM (#4038527)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: meself

Or you can simply glare and announce: "I don't shake hands" - and maintain your glare till the point is made.

Seriously, though: what's wrong with the ol' fist bump? Are we really going to have that many more pathogens on our knuckles than on our elbows?

I was at a big funeral yesterday - I gave a couple of pats on clothed arms - hope that was okay .......


09 Mar 20 - 11:00 AM (#4038538)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

I admit in the past I've politely escaped shaking hands
with..
"Hi, I'd better not, I've just covered my hands in eczema ointment..."...


09 Mar 20 - 12:04 PM (#4038552)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: meself

How about, "I'd better not: I just brushed my teeth". Or ... well, the possibilities are endless .....


09 Mar 20 - 12:14 PM (#4038553)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

Basically, I wouldn't want to shake some folks hands
because I'm sure I know what they've just been doing with them...


09 Mar 20 - 02:46 PM (#4038579)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Personally, I have no problem with doing away with handshakes all together. Half the men I shake hands with want to make the gesture into some sort of strong man contest. I have a glitchy bone in my right hand, courtesy of an old break, and it doesn't like to be squeezed.

I'd rather see bowing adopted as a world-wide greeting. Bowing connotes humility, whereas handshakes often connote a desire to dominate. Western society could use a bit more humility and less trying to be dominant.


10 Mar 20 - 06:16 AM (#4038722)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red

Are we really going to have that many more pathogens on our knuckles than on our elbows? - less but not even close to zero. Go for handrails or door handles and those knuckles will eventually meet door or wall, particularly on a moving bus. Especially with UK roads, don't get me started on potholes! You try descending stairs in a moving switchback!

whereas handshakes often connote a desire to dominate. true but then we handshake to show our swords are enscabarded (?) or at least not in our hands, even in the dark. Well I do, don't you?


10 Mar 20 - 09:11 AM (#4038767)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mrrzy

Also elbows tend to be clothed in the winter.


10 Mar 20 - 10:51 AM (#4038793)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

The Bump was quite popular in the disco dancing 1970s...

Bound to raise a smile all round if adopted as the formal greeting...


10 Mar 20 - 11:08 AM (#4038798)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red

And this is how fashions start.


10 Mar 20 - 11:31 AM (#4038805)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

Though the Bump during a toilet paper shortage crisis might get a bit iffy...???


10 Mar 20 - 03:14 PM (#4038863)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mrrzy

I will note that nowadays, new people I meet tend to offer their elbow to bump.


10 Mar 20 - 03:39 PM (#4038877)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Bee-dubya-ell

I am not worried about a toilet paper shortage. Being out of toilet paper is an inconvenience, not an emergency. There are workable substitutes. We humans survived without toilet paper for thousands of years.

If you want to be worried about a shortage, worry about a food shortage. So far, nobody's found a workable substitute for food.


11 Mar 20 - 04:30 AM (#4038969)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red

We humans survived without toilet paper for thousands of years. - yea, but don't get the wrong end of the stick!

So far, nobody's found a workable substitute for food. - some might point to veganism.






OK, I'll get my bacon sarnie and ................


11 Mar 20 - 09:13 AM (#4039006)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: punkfolkrocker

But the world's supply of vegans is finite..

Then what would we eat...


11 Mar 20 - 09:22 AM (#4039008)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mrrzy

Snicker.


13 Mar 20 - 05:18 AM (#4039283)
Subject: RE: BS: Wuhan(d)shake or Elbow Bump?????
From: Mr Red

it would be a Marathon! (sorry US it is a UK joke).